Move over Virgin Mary Toast, there’s a new inspirational image in town. And this time it’s a Virginia Tech fan. Well, sort of. Babe is a calf living in Virginia, and she seems to have all the markings of a Hokie fan.
Babe was born a typical cow, and lived a typical cow’s life. That is until her owners realized she has a VT logo on her forehead.
The wife of one of the calf's owners was watching a Virginia Tech football game one day, when she glanced over at the calf, and saw the VT logo.And so Babe’s owners are doing all they can to profit off of her. Not by making her into hamburgers (she’s a dairy cow), but by promotional appearances! She made her first appearance at a restaurant to coincide with last Thursday’s Orange Bowl. I’m sure there will be more to come.
She couldn't believe her eyes, according to Hayden.
It's a feeling that other people who look at the calf for the first time, can relate to.
"They think it was painted on. It's hard to believe it was there, actually grew there," Hayden says.
So here’s a question that perhaps a copyright lawyer might be able to answer. Obviously VT has trademarked their logo, and forbids non-licensees from profiting off of it. But how does that work when it’s part of the pattern on an animal’s body? They didn’t mean for it to be that way...but now what?